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Oven-Crispy French Fries with Paprika-Parmesan Salt

Not Just for Burgers

French fries with paprika-parmesan salt
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

You think fries, you think burgers. These fries are perfect with chicken, steak and salmon, too.


  • 2 large baking potatoes (about 11/2 pounds), scrubbed well
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Emeril's Original Essence (CLICK HERE for recipe) or Creole Seasoning (CLICK HERE for recipe)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 425°F.

    Pat the potatoes dry and cut them lengthwise into 1 /2-inch-thick slices. Turn each side flat and slice again lengthwise into even 1 /2-inch-thick fries.

    Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl and add the olive oil, Essence, and 1 /4 teaspoon of the salt. Toss well to combine. Then transfer the fries to a large baking sheet and arrange them in one even layer so that they are not touching.

    Roast, scraping the potatoes from the baking sheet with a metal spatula and turning them over halfway through, until golden brown and crispy, 30 minutes.

    While the potatoes are cooking, combine the cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and the remaining 1 /2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and stir to blend.

    When the potatoes are crisp and brown, remove them from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle the potatoes with the Paprika-Parmesan Salt, and serve hot.

    4 to 6 servings

    Prep time: 10 minutes

    Cook time: 30 minutes

    Total: 40 minutes

    Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, from Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast, Harper Studio Publisher, New York, 2009, courtesy MSLO, Inc.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: potatoes, olive oil, salt, cheese

    Course: Side Dish, Starch

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